Events that occurred on 26 August
 On Earth
- 1965 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes a letter to Paula Coston.
- 1974 - Mythcon 5 at Scripps College in Claremont, California.
- 1977 - Mythcon 8 at University of San Diego, California.
- 2003 - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is released on DVD and VHS.
- 2013 - Narrator Gerard Murphy dies.